In this article the author discusses the position of science in public policies in the U.S. She mentions the views of physicist John Marburger noting that science need to justify itself through its charismatic practitioners to earn influence on social events. U.S. laws such as the Administrative Procedure Act of 1946 and the Clean Air Act are presented.
Jasanoff, Sheila. "Science's Influence." Issues in Science & Technology 27.1 (Fall 2010): 9-9.